Ugh! (song)

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"Ugh!"
UGH, promotional single.jpg
Single by The 1975
from the album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It
Released10 December 2015 (2015-12-10)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:00
LabelDirty Hit
Songwriter(s)
  • Matthew Healy
  • George Daniel
  • Adam Hann
  • Ross MacDonald
Producer(s)Mike Crossey
The 1975 singles chronology
"Love Me"
(2015)
"Ugh!"
(2015)
"Somebody Else"
(2016)

"Ugh!" (stylised as "UGH!") is a song by the English rock band The 1975, released as the second single from their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, on 10 December 2015 through Dirty Hit.

The music video was released on 18 December 2015 on the band's YouTube channel. The group is shown performing live under their well-known neon setup. The video was directed by Adam Powell, who has also directed other videos for the group such as "Sex", "Girls", and "Heart Out."

Critical reception[edit]

Rhian Daly, writing for NME, praised the song as being "bold, brilliant [and] thought-provoking."[1] The song was also praised for its instrumentation, with "uplifting synth melodies" and "a foot-tapping beat you'll be dancing along to in no time,"[2] and described as "sound[ing] practically joyous, bright, supple guitar lines rippling like they’re being played on a wobbleboard and a loose rhythm section virtually encouraging finger-clicking, hip-dipping dad-dancing."[1] Carolyn Menyes wrote that "UGH!" also excelled lyrically, "infusing together tight hooks with a lyrical bite."[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 113
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 80
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 42
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Daly, Rhian (2015-12-11). "The 1975's Cocaine Song 'UGH' Is Proudly Ostentatious – Track Review - NME". NME. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  2. ^ Perez, Kris (2015-12-17). "Track Review: UGH! by The 1975 - The Indie Sound". The Indie Sound. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  3. ^ Menyes, Carolyn (2015-12-11). "The 1975 Drop Funky, Slightly Dark New Single 'UGH!' Ahead of New Album". Music Times. Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (bulion). "ARIA Chartifacts 21-December-2015". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Chart Track: Week 40, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  8. ^ "The 1975 Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 13 July 2016.